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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Desenzano del Garda a captivating town in Lombardy: – Desenzano del Garda is a delightful town on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is in the province of Brescia, in the region of Lombardy, and has a population of around 25,000. Desenzano is known as the capital of Lake Garda, because of its rich history, lively atmosphere and strategic position. It is easily reachable by train or by car, and it is a great base for exploring the lake and its surroundings. Desenzano has a lot to offer to visitors, from ancient ruins to modern shops, from relaxing beaches to exciting nightlife. Here are some of the main attractions of Desenzano: – The town centre: The heart of Desenzano is Piazza Malvezzi, where you can admire the old port built by the Venetians and enjoy a coffee or a gelato by the lake. From here, you can walk to the castle, which dates to the 11th century and offers a stunning view of the town and the lake. You can also visit the Duomo, a baroque church with frescoes by Tiepolo, one of the most famous Venetian painters. – The Roman villa: One of the best-preserved Roman villas in northern Italy, this archaeological site features beautiful mosaics and a small museum. You can learn about the history and culture of Desenzano in Roman times. – The shopping: Desenzano is a paradise for shoppers, with many boutiques, shops, wine shops and malls. You can find everything from local products to international brands, from fashion to art. – The amusement parks: If you are looking for some fun and adventure, you can visit one of the many amusement parks near Desenzano, such as Gardaland, Caneva World, Movieland and Parco Natura Viva. They are suitable for all ages and tastes. – The boat tours and beaches: Desenzano has a long and varied coastline, with sandy beaches and pebbly shores. You can relax on the sunbeds, swim in the clear water or try some water sports. You can also take a boat tour to discover the other towns and islands of Lake Garda. Desenzano del Garda is a wonderful destination for anyone who loves nature, culture, history and entertainment. It is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda and experience the Italian lifestyle. Come and discover it for yourself.

Via Vo’ is a street in Desenzano del Garda. It is part of a tourist village with a panoramic terrace and lake views that offers a variety of facilities and activities for visitors. Via Vo’ is an ideal destination for those who want to experience the beauty and charm of Lake Garda in a comfortable and relaxing environment. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-6-7) – Lungolago Cesare Battisti is a street in Desenzano del Garda. It is a scenic and lively area, where you can enjoy the views of the lake, the beach, and the historical centre of the town. It is home to several hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops that cater to tourists and locals alike. Some of the hotels on Lungolago Cesare Battisti are Hotel Europa and the Park Hotel. They offer comfortable rooms, some with lake views, and various amenities such as free parking, free WiFi, outdoor pools, and terraces. It is also a cultural and historical attraction, as it hosts some of the most important buildings and monuments of Desenzano del Garda. For example, you can find Palazzo Todeschini, a 16th-century palace that houses the Civic Museum of Archaeology, where you can see artifacts from the Roman era and the Middle Ages. (Photos 8 t0 26-30-31-32-33-34)

Porto di Desenzano is the port of Desenzano del Garda which is an historical and picturesque place, where you can enjoy the views of the lake, the boats, and the town. It is divided into two parts: the Old Port (Porto Vecchio) and the New Port (Porto Nuovo). The Old Port is a rectangular basin that was built by the Venetians in the 15th century. It is surrounded by palaces, hotels, and restaurants, but it still functions as a fishing port with local fishing boats. The New Port is a modern marina that can accommodate up to 300 boats of various sizes. It offers services such as water, electricity, fuel, and security. It is a cultural and historical attraction, as it hosts some of the most important buildings and monuments of Desenzano del Garda. For example, you can find the Old Port Bridge (Ponte del Porto Vecchio), a Venetian-style bridge that arches over the entrance of the Old Port. You can also visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Aula Regia (Duomo di Santa Maria in Aula Regia), which is very close. (Photos 27-28-29-30-31-53) – Via Anelli is a short street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from the roundabout at the end of Lungolago Cesare Battisti to Viale Tommaso dal Molin. (Photos 35-36-37-38) – Via Tommaso dal Molin is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Via Santa Maria to Viale Motta (Photos 39-40)  – Via Pasubio is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Viale Tommaso dal Molin to Via Guglielmo Marconi (Photos 41-42) –   Via Santa Maria is a street which connects Viale Tommaso dal Molin to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. It is home to several restaurants, bars, and shops that cater to tourists and locals alike. (Photos 43-44) – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti is a square located in the historic center of Desenzano del Garda, The square is named after Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician and anti-fascist activist who was assassinated in 1924. The square also hosts a weekly market every Tuesday morning, where you can find local products, crafts, clothes, and accessories. It is also home to the Monumento agli Aviatori del Reparto Alta Velocita a beautiful monument in Desenzano that stretches towards the lake. It celebrates the exploits of the aviators of the High Speed ​​Department, a mythical group of daring experimenters of “extreme” flight, which brought the name of Desenzano to the international limelight in the 1930s. (Photos  45-46-47-48) –  Via Generale Achille Papa is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Via Sant’Angela Merici to Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi (Photo 49) – Via Sant’Angela Merici is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Via Generale Achille Papa to Via Guglielmo Marconi –  (Photo 50)  Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi is the main square of Desenzano del Garda The square’s creation dates back to the sixteenth century, based on designs by Giulio Todeschini1. During the time when the town was under the control of the Venetian Republic, Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi was the most important market for grain in northern Italy. Grain from areas of Mantua, Cremona, and Ferrara used to arrive here, were stored in the stores that were under the arcades, then sold to the market and transported by water to various centers of the lake and Trentino. Heading towards the old harbor area, there is a statue of the patron saint of the country, S.Angela Merici (XV-XVI sec.). (Photos 51-54-55)

Via Porto Vecchio is a street in Desenzano del Garda. It is located at the side the old port, which is a historical and picturesque area of the town. The street has many shops, restaurants, and hotels, as well as some monuments and attractions. Some of the places you can visit on Via Porto Vecchio are:- Hotel Piroscafo, a 3-star hotel that offers a view of the old port and the main square of the town. It has a terrace, a bar, and a sauna. Porto Vecchio, the old harbour of the town that dates back to the 16th century. It is surrounded by arcades and palaces, and has a statue of St. Angela Merici. (Photos 52-53) – The Duomo di Santa Maria Maddalena is the cathedral of Desenzano del Garda. It was built between 1586 and 1611 by the Brescian architect Giulio Todeschini, when the town was under the control of the Venetian Republic. The cathedral has a baroque facade and a clock tower, and is located near the old port and the Piazza Malvezzi. Inside, you can admire some beautiful paintings by Andrea Celesti, one of the main representatives of Veneto painting in the 17th century, and a masterpiece by G.B. Tiepolo, depicting the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples. The cathedral is also dedicated to St. Angela Merici, the founder of the Ursuline Order and the patron saint of Desenzano. (Photo 55) – Via Roma is a street in Desenzano del Garda. It is a central and lively area, where you can find many shops and restaurants. (Photos 56-57-59-60) – Piazza Feltrinelli can be found along Via Roma (Photo 58) – Via Antonio Gramsc is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Lungolago Cesare Battisti to Via Guglielmo Marconi (Photo 61-62-63) – Via Vittorio Veneto is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Via Antonio Gramsc to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi (Photo 64-65)

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is a street in Desenzano del Garda, which runs from the roundabout on Via Guglielmo Marconi to Via Castello. (Photos 66-67-72-73-75) – Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is the home of Piazza Garibaldi, a square in which is is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a famous Italian general and nationalist who fought for the unification of Italy in the 19th century. Monumento a Garibaldi, a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi that stands at the side of the square (Photos 68-69-70-71) – Parrocchia di San Giuseppe Lavoratore is a parish church in San Giovanni, a district of Desenzano del Garda and is located on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. The church was built in 1968 and dedicated to Saint Joseph the Worker, the patron saint of workers and craftsmen. The church has a modern architecture and a bell tower that stands out in the skyline of the town. The church also hosts various activities and events for the parishioners and the local community. (Phots 73-74) –  Via Castello is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, to Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi (Photos 76-77-78-79-80-81-85-86-87-88 ) –  Castello di Desenzano del Garda is a castle in Desenzano del Garda and is located on Via Castello. The castle was first built before the year 1000 on the perimeter of an ancient Roman “castrum”, a fortified military camp. It was rebuilt and strengthened in the medieval period to protect the inhabitants from raids and invasions. The castle had 120 houses and a church dedicated to St. Ambrose inside its walls. Between 1882 and 1885, the castle underwent its final transformation, when the inside suburb and the west side of the boundaries were demolished to make room for the barracks “Beretta” in neo-Gothic style. The castle was restored in 1990 and now hosts a museum of archaeology and an amphitheater for concerts and events. The castle offers a splendid view of Lake Garda. (Photos 82-83-84)

Via Giuseppe di Vittorio is a street in Desenzano del Garda. The street is named after Giuseppe di Vittorio, an Italian trade unionist and politician who was one of the founders of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) and the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). Associazione Cristiana Lavoratori Italiani (ACLI) is an Italian association of Christian workers that promotes the values of solidarity, justice, and human dignity. It was founded in 1944 by a group of Catholic trade unionists who opposed fascism and wanted to create a new social order based on the principles of the Gospel and the social doctrine of the Church. organizes cultural and recreational activities for its members. ACLI has a local branch in Desenzano del Garda, located at Via Giuseppe di Vittorio. (Photos 89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98) Viale Francesco Agello is a street in Desenzano del Garda which runs from Viale Motta to Via Brescia (Photos 99-100-101) – Passeggiata Giacomo Memini is a promenade in the Rivoltella district of Desenzano del Garda. The promenade runs along the lakefront and offers a scenic view of the water and the mountains. It is also a popular spot for walking, cycling, and relaxing. (Photos 102-103-104) – Porto di Rivoltella is a small port in Rivoltella, a district of Desenzano del Garda. The port is located near the beach of Rivoltella, which is a wide and well-equipped beach with services such as toilets, showers, changing rooms, restaurant, bar, beach volleyball court, boat rental, and umbrella rental. The beach is also accessible by bus from Desenzano’s historic center. The port of Rivoltella offers a picturesque view of the lake and the mountains, as well as a glimpse of the historical and cultural heritage of the area. Near the port, you can see the Villa Brunati, a restored villa that houses the municipal library dedicated to the poet and librettist Angelo Anelli, who was born in Desenzano in 1761. (Photos 105-106-107)

Desenzano del Garda Cuisine:- It is known for its beautiful scenery, historical and cultural attractions, and of course, its delicious cuisine. Some of the special foods you can try in Desenzano del Garda are:- Sbrofadej:- This is a traditional type of pasta made with wheat flour, eggs, nutmeg, and Grana Padano cheese. The dough is riced into a boiling meat broth, resulting in short and thick noodles. The name sbrofadej means to splash oneself, which can happen when eating this dish. – Pirlo:- This is a refreshing cocktail that is considered the Brescian version of the spritz. It is made with equal parts of still white wine, Campari, and soda or sparkling water. It is served in a wine glass with ice and orange slices. – Riviera del Garda Classico:- This is an appellation for various styles of wine produced in the area around Lake Garda. The most common are the red and rosé wines made with Groppello as the main grape variety, along with Sangiovese, Barbera, and Marzemino. The wines are fruity, medium-bodied, and well-balanced. – Seafood:- Being on the lake, Desenzano del Garda has many restaurants that serve fresh and tasty seafood dishes. Some of the specialties are;- Risotto with lake fish, Grilled Trout, Fried Perch, and Carpione (marinated fish).

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Via Vo’ to Porto di Desenzano
Approximately 2.97 km – 1.85 miles

The walk starts in Via Vo’ – Lungolago Cesare Battisti – Spiaggia Desenzano, Lungolago Cesare Battisti – Lungolago Cesare Battisti – Porto di Desenzano

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Lungolago Cesare Battisti to Via Roma
Approximately 1.46 km – 0.90 miles

The walk starts in Lungolago Cesare Battisti – Via Anelli – Via Tommaso dal Molin – Via Pasubio – Via Santa Maria – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti – Via Generale Achille Papa – Via Sant’Angela Merici – Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi – Via Porto Vecchio – Piazza Giuseppe Malvezzi – Via Roma – Piazza Feltrinelli – Via Roma

Photo Gallery of Walk 3 – Via Antonio Gramsci to Via Castello
Approximately 1.31 km – 0.81 miles

The walk starts in Via Antonio Gramsci – Via Vittorio Veneto – Via Giuseppe Garibaldi – Piazza Garibaldi – Parrocchia di San Giuseppe Lavoratore in San Giovanni, Piazza Garibaldi – Via Castello – Vicolo Fosse Castello – Castello di Desenzano del Garda – Vicolo Fosse Castello – Via Castello

Photo Gallery of Walk 4 – Via Giuseppe di Vittorio to Viale Francesco Agello
Approximately 1.76 km – 1.09 miles

The walk starts in Via Giuseppe di Vittorio – Viale Francesco Agello – Passeggiata Giacomo Memini – Porto di Rivoltella – Via Parrocchiale – Viale Francesco Agello